Breast - nonmalignant
Congenital anomalies
Nipple inversion of breast

Author: Hind Nassar, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 24 July 2017, last major update February 2010

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

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Cite this page: Nipple inversion of breast. website. Accessed August 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Nipple is pulled inward in its entirety
  • Congenital: usually caused by fibrous bands and hypoplastic ductal system tethering nipple in inverted position
  • Acquired: due to duct ectasia, periductal abcess or cancer; also associated with large, pendulous breasts
Clinical features
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Inverted nipple

Man with inverted nipples (various images)